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Pig With Two Noses Sells For A Small Fortune

Pig With Two Noses Sells For A Small Fortune

A Chinese farmer has cashed in after selling off a mutant piglet with two mouths and two noses to a man who said he planned to put it on display to the public if it lived long enough.

Farmer Sying Hou, 58, who has been a pig breeder in Yunlin in Taiwan for 30 years said it was the second time he had ended up with a mutant piglet in one of his litters.

He said: "Most farmers like me know that these mutants don't tend to live long and they are generally not worth trying to keep alive. The last time round I did what most people do and just let nature take its course. But this time round after there was a story. People rang up offering me money, and I realised that actually these piglets can fetch an amazing amount of money."

He declined to say how much he had been paid but confirmed that the mutant piglet is smaller and thinner than its siblings, and struggled to suckle on its own and so he had been forced to feed it artificially with a bottle.

He said: "My wife did it, she wasn't sure which mouth to use but then she found that both seem to work just fine. "

He sold the pig after two days and said he didn't know if it had continued to live after that.

He added: "The new owner, a man from Chiayi City, said he would try and keep it alive but if he failed he planned to take pic of it and put it on display anyway. I think he has some sort of show or something."

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